Format string vulnerabilities in xine-ui may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||media-video/xine-ui on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.99.4-r5|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.99.4-r5|
xine-ui is a skin-based user interface for xine. xine is a free multimedia player. It plays CDs, DVDs, and VCDs, and can also decode other common multimedia formats.
Ludwig Nussel discovered that xine-ui incorrectly implements formatted printing.
By constructing a malicious playlist file, a remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xine-ui users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/xine-ui-0.99.4-r5"
April 26, 2006
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